Mayor announces improved traffic systems

Published: Tue 7 Dec 2010 03:19 PM
Mayor announces improved traffic systems
Motorists are not being left out as the Mayor announces measures to reduce congestion on our roads and improve Auckland’s transport system.
As part of the Mayor’s commitment to roll out 100 projects in the first hundred days of the Auckland Council, he has announced plans to improve traffic systems across Auckland.
The plans include increased traffic signal coordination as one way of optimising key routes.
As part of the project a new partnering agreement is to be developed between the New Zealand Transport Agency and Auckland Transport for the ongoing operation of the regional Traffic Management Unit, with improved integration between key regional routes and state highways.
“One of the biggest problems in the old era was differing objectives of the various agencies and local authorities in this area,” says Len Brown. “This is about to change.”
Other measures include
• Procurement and installation of a new server for the ongoing support and backup of CCTV operations throughout the city that includes support for the police - this will also allow additional coverage for the Traffic Operations Staff
• The asset database for all traffic signals across Auckland will be reviewed and consolidated
• The performance of eight key arterial routes will be measured
“We will be able to move traffic more efficiently across Auckland and what that means is better use of existing facilities and appropriate expenditure on new roads,” says Len Brown. “It is also good news for fuel consumption.”

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